Thursday, January 24, 2019

Fusion Challenge - Penguin Love

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is Penguin Love. I have a few cute penguin stamp sets, so I decided to go with the photo!

I started by using my MISTI to line up this little guy, then created a mask for each one before softly inking the background. I stenciled the snow with Glimmer Paste to add sparkle, then colored each penguin with Copic markers.

* Heads Up ~ I used some of my Christmas gifts (cash) and finally treated myself to the Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brush Set...and, I'm in heaven! No streaks or blotches, like I've gotten with sponges. The ink goes on very lightly so it would take quite a while to get a dark background, but since I prefer a soft finish anyway, these brushes are working out beautifully!  

Don't forget the best thing about the Fusion Card Challenge is that you can choose between the sketch and the inspiration photo, or both! My teammates have created some amazing cards to inspire everyone, so feel free to stop by the blog...we would love to see your take on the challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps & Dies: MFT - Snow Special
Stancil: SSS - Falling Snow
Ink: TH - Salty Ocean; Gina K Designs - Amalgam Ink (Black)
Misc: Nuvo - Glimmer Paste (Moonstone); Copic markers


Cat Craig said...

Barb, this is a darling card and who wouldn't love penguins. Your ink blending is fabulous, I have a similar set of brushes and they are amazing.

Christine Alexander said...

what an adorable trio Barb, the blending tools look interesting. I also struggle with the blending foams and get blotches and streaks.

Linda Callahan said...

This is soooo adorable! Your soft ink work is terrific! I get way too heavy handed!

Loll said...

Sweet!! Love these three chilly friends, Barb! Great brushed background and love the glitter from the stenciled falling snow. It's always fun to have a new toy ... enjoy your brushes! xx

Bobby said...

What a cute little trio, Barb. They are so colorful in their winter garb.

lostinpaper said...

So happy to hear that you are loving the brushes too, isn't it fabulous to be able to blend such soft backgrounds and without streaks too! Your card is super cute Barb and the shadowing under the penguins looks wonderful too!

I Card Everyone said...

OH my gosh!! I'm so happy every time I hear a great review on those blender brushes.. they are moving to the top of my wish list, Barb!

Now let's talk about this terrific trio... LOve your coloring, and the colors you've chosen - so cute, and bright, and just what my eyes needed this morning as it's really snowy and gloomy here! and I'm not talking sparkly glittery snow flakes like yours, either! xx

Jen Mitchell said...

This is adorable! And I'm happy to hear another great review of those brushes. I think it's time I took the plunge!

Joyce said...

This card is so cute, and your penguins are amazing. So very adorable, and I love that there are 3--the magic number. I'm going to check out those brushes. Seems like everyone is talking about them.

Monika Reeck said...

yaayy I love your three Penguin so cuuutee and your coloring is totally adorable Barb
so sweetttt Lovely Penguin Card I have ever seen today
Biig hugs

Anita in France said...

My turn to apologise for being tardy, Barb ... sorry! What a sweet trio set against the soft brushed background and tumbling snow ... these little penguins are just too cute! How fabulous (and fun) to be playing with those brushes and getting such a gorgeous effect ... wish list for me I think! Hugs, Anita :)

Karren said...

Sorry I'm so late visiting, Barb. Your adorable wee penguins all lined up are so cute and beautifully colored. I also really love your soft background and glimmery snow. Fabulous card!